Kjell Perder is a Swedish composer and has, beside composing, taught composition, music theory and history at the Stockholm Institute of Music Pedagogics, University of Uppsala, Örebro College of Music, among others.

From 1992 to 1996, and between 2007 and 2013, he worked as an associate professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm.

Today Kjell Perder is a freelance composer, and also working as a conductor, singer and author.